RIT is introducing a new system to better identity its campus facilities. Under the leadership of the Campus Building Identity Committee, the university has implemented a policy that eliminates the use of building numbers as primary identifiers—instead emphasizing donors and other RIT champions whose names, in many cases, are already associated with these facilities.
Almost every structure on campus is undergoing some type of name change. Each academic facility that was formerly known as a 'Building' has been renamed a 'Hall.' In addition, buildings previously identified by numbers only have each been appointed a name.
These changes will include a new system for signage and mapping that is intended to help RIT students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors more easily navigate their surroundings. And while much has been done over the years to improve and beautify the campus, these enhancements are expected to soften some of the 'institutional' aspects of the university that remain.